May 05, 2018

5 Tips to Get Through the Summer Heat

Summer is coming and with it, heat will grace us across the country. In recent history, the weather has become more intense and extreme, so getting through the summer months can sometimes be a struggle. If the predictions are correct, this summer is on track to be one of the hottest on record. In order to combat the heat, people have to find several ways to make themselves comfortable without spending hundreds on cooling bills.

Here are some great tips to get you through the next few months that are convenient and easy in your pocket:

1. Go to a public beach 

If you live in a beach area or within a few hours drive, this option is one of the best. Get a tent and a cooler and grab a couple of your favorite drinks, your towel, a book or whatever else helps you to pass the time. Pack it all into your car and head to the beach at any opportunity you have. Not only is beach time relaxing but swimming in the ocean water is always refreshing and energizing. Aside from that, it is usually completely free. If you want some extra amenities included, look for a beach club that offers services like a restaurant/bar and lounge chairs on the beach.

2. Get into the pool

There are a few ways to go about this. If you have the funds to afford your own pool, you are lucky to not to have to leave your home to fight the heat of summer. All you will have to worry about how to keep your drinks cool! Coolers come in many shapes, sizes, and price points and you find good advice on websites, view Don’t have your own pool? A membership to a neighborhood pool club is generally not too expensive so you may consider joining. Another option is to join a gym that offers a pool.

3. Have a drink

A cold drink is a very refreshing beverage, so having one at the hottest time of the day can be a good and refreshing way to get through it. Of course, there are many options to choose from, so just pick one you like. If you choose beer, remember, not always the cheapest is the worst or the most expensive the best. Take it very easy with the quantity; it is refreshing and tastes good but drinking too much is dehydrating and of course, never drink and drive.

4. Check your air conditioner system

Regardless of if you are out of the house all day, your AC unit is working all day long to keep your house cool. In the summer, it is very important to have your air conditioner running well. Before summer hits, hire a specialist and have them check for leaks and give it the proper maintenance. Take good care of it - it is your best friend when it comes to battling summer heat!

5. Buy the proper clothes

Clothing is a very important thing when it comes to extreme weather. If you live in an area that tends be hit by strong heat waves during summer, you have to be prepared and buy the right type of clothing. Buy light-colored, breathable clothing that covers your arms and legs and applies sunscreen wherever you don’t have covered. You won’t regret it!

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